‘Lightyear’ cast weighs in on same-sex kissing in Disney and Pixar film

The story of everyone’s favorite astronaut, Buzz Lightyear, continues in Disney and Pixar’s latest film, light year.

The animated series features Chris Evans as the voice of Buzz Lightyear and even has a guest appearance by astronaut Tim Peake. The film is a spin-off from the film series and serves as an origin story for Buzz as he attempts to make his way back home.

Not only are Toy Story fans old and new excited about the movie, but everyone is talking about the same-sex kiss in the Disney and Pixar film, including the cast.

As part of a montage when Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) is performing a hyper speed test to fix a malfunctioning spacecraft, he meets his best friend Alisha (Uzo Aduba) at various stages of his life. Returns to meet, thanks to the ability to test time travel.

Through each trial, Buzz looks at the different phases of Alisha’s life, including Alisha’s first love, a female scientist. In the montage, the audience sees them together, including their wedding, Alisha’s pregnancy, and Alisha and his wife kissing, as they celebrate the birthday of their son and the birth of their granddaughter Izzy (Keke Palmer).

A still from “Lightyear” featuring Keke Palmer’s character Izzy Hawthorne with Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) and Sox (Peter Sohn). Easy is the granddaughter of the queer character Alisha.
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At the end of the hyper speed test, Alisha also leaves Buzz a message from her deathbed, saying that she has lived a very good life.

talking to newsweekKeke Palmer, who voices Alisha’s granddaughter Izzy Hawthorne in the film, shared that she “loves” how the film “normalizes same-sex relationships.”

Reflecting on younger audiences’ reaction to the relationship, Palmer said: “I think they’ll love it. The little kids of today and the kids who come after them, just to put it in the atmosphere, it’s still going to normalize.” Keeps what has always been there.

“And it just represents a representation of what our world has always been like. If you imagine this is the movie Andy saw [in 1995]So it seems these people were always a part of the story, and so it’s good to make sure it’s depicted in film and art.”

talking to United States of America today Regarding the lesbian kiss in Alisa’s montage, award-winning actress Uzo Aduba, who voiced Alisha, said: “What this film does is handle love and the stories the way they should be, that they are a person. are not totality.

“It is addressed with the same simplicity as we address any kind of love, and I think it should be so.”

Chris Evans, who voices Buzz Lightyear, said: “It’s a mixed bag of emotions. You’re obviously thrilled that this movie has that representation, but you can’t help but be a little disappointed that it’s talking. Because it means it hasn’t happened yet.It means it is long overdue.

“There’s this ribbon of despair that it’s taken so long and you almost hope you get to a point where it shouldn’t be mentioned as something that has become the norm.”

Unfortunately, the gay kiss between Alisha and her female partner garnered negative international headlines. For example, the United Arab Emirates banned the film from being shown in theaters because of its inclusion, and Lightyear from all Malaysian cinemas after Disney declined requests to “cut and mute” any LGBTQ+ content. pulled, USA Today reported.

Kiss was originally cut in the US as well, but after it was revealed that Disney had donated $200,000 to some Republican politicians who supported Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which was introduced to Florida schools. Forbids discussion of sexual orientation, was then reinstated.

Aduba said that playing Alisha in the wake of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill meant “everything.”

She continued: “I’m delighted to see Disney/Pixar continue to pioneer new paths in this space and I think it really creates an opportunity for kids of all ages to dream and see themselves on screen. “

light year Now in cinemas.

Light Year
A still of Buzz Lightyear with Izzy Hawthorne, Moe Morrison, Darby Steele and the robot companion Sox. The characters are voiced by Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Dale Souls and Peter Sohn, respectively.
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